December 19, 2023

What is a Terawatt?

A terawatt (TW) is a unit of power equivalent to one trillion watts.

Terawatts are often used to describe global or national energy consumption or production.

While a terawatt is a substaintial unit of power, there are larger units like the petawatt which is equal to one quadrillion watts.

Breaking Down a Terawatt:

Watts60W Light BulbsHouseholds
1 TW1,000,000,000,00016,666,666,666,6671,000,000,000